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Vaccinations for Jamaica


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Why Nomad?

  • Same day travel vaccination service for last minute travellers
  • Specialist travel health medical staff at each travel clinic provide up to date travel health advice on your destinations and medical conditions
  • Specialists in complex patients including pregnant women, children, people with existing conditions including diabetes and HIV/AIDS, as well as the elderly
  • Yellow fever registered centre
  • Rabies, Tickborne & Japanese Encephalitis vaccinations available
  • All travel vaccines are held in stock at each travel clinic including junior doses and ready when you need them
  • Anti-malarial consultation and supply
  • Comprehensive range of travel medical kits
  • Plus travel equipment, travel clothing and travel pharmacy on site

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Jamaica is a nation in the Caribbean. It's closest neighbouring countries are Cuba & Haiti.

Information on this page is only intended as a guide to the travel vaccinations recommended for this country. We recommend you book a consultation with one of our specialist Travel Health Nurses to determine the exact vaccinations recommended for you based on a bespoke risk assessment that will take into account your itinerary, medical history, activities and length of travel, which are all risk factors affecting your immunisation recommendations. If you would like to book with us please call 01341 555 061 or click here. For the most up to date information, visit Fit For Travel and search for the countries you are travelling to.
There is an outbreak of Zika virus affecting countries across Central & South America and the Caribbean. There have been 1 confirmed case of Zika Virus infection in Jamaica. There is no vaccination against Zika Virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, you must use Bite Avoidance measures to protect yourself. For more information on Bite Avoidance - click here.

Recommended Travel Vaccines for Jamaica

  All travellers Some travellers When to get Vaccinated*
Hepatitis A   2 weeks before travel
1 dose**
Tetanus    Anytime before travel
1 dose**
Diphtheria   Anytime before travel
1 dose**
Hepatitis B   3 weeks before travel
3 doses**
Yellow Fever    10 days before travel
1 dose

*Vaccination schedules are approximate and are calculated based on the first dose. Schedules are subject to change depending on your individual needs and will be discussed in your appointment. These are the minimum times required for full protection, you can start your course of treatment earlier.

**Vaccines work best if given time to become fully active. These vaccinations can be given up to the day before if needed and will provide some cover. Your Travel Nurse will discuss any health implications in your appointment.

Yellow Fever in Jamaica

There is a risk of Yellow Fever in Jamaica.

Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over 1 year of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Malaria Risk in Jamaica

Malaria is not present in Jamaica.

Other Health Risks

Dengue Fever in Jamaica

There is a risk of Dengue Fever in this country. It is spread by a species of mosquito called Aedes aegypti, otherwise known as the ‘tiger mosquito’ which mainly bites during the day. The illness is widespread throughout the tropics and subtropics, affecting over 100 countries with approximately 50 million cases globally a year. Currently most infections occur in SE Asia, South and Central America, Mexico, Africa, Indian sub-continent, Hawaii and the Pacific. There is currently no vaccination against Dengue Fever, it is therefore important to protect yourself during the day with bite avoidance products like DEET. For more information - click here.

Travel Vaccinations by Country in North America & Caribbean